Elliot Stops 21 Shots As Blues Beat Stars 2-1

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 19: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues defends against Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars during the second period at the Scottrade Center on April 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 19: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues defends against Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars during the second period at the Scottrade Center on April 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brian Elliott made 21 saves to help the St. Louis Blues win for the ninth time in their last 11 games with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.

Ryan Reaves and Chris Stewart scored for the Blues, who are in sixth in the Western Conference with 54 points — one behind Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Jose, who are tied for third.

Antoine Roussel scored for Dallas, which came in with six victories in its last seven games. The Stars are tied with Detroit for ninth place in the Western Conference with 47 points, two behind Columbus, which holds the final playoff spot.

Elliott recorded his league-leading eighth win in April, won for the sixth time in his last seven games and improved to 8-1 since a two-game stint in the minors in late March.

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